Hi everyone, looks like i’ve really screwed myself this time. I consider myself somewhat advanced at linux but would really need some serious help. i will keep it simple to the point.
I have an old WD cloud drive from late 2013 or early 2014. It was moded with several 3rd part apps on it etc. In the past i had bricked it but eventually fixed it and I had taked a partition backup of the raid partition that saved me a lot of trouble for future debrickings as i simply restored that backup to the two raid partitions of the drive and that fixed everything.
Now today i got another new WD cloud drive, same capacity of 3TB. I didnt care for warranty. I made sure this drive was on the same EXACT firmware. For whatever reasons that i dont want to get into, i decided that i will open up the new drive and restore the raid partitions from other drive’s image hence bringing over all my mods and suff… However the new drive is NOT booting. Its stuck at the white led.
i did notice two things. The hard disk inside though is WD RED, its differnet looking, which shouldnt matter. however the controller board that has the LAN port, power port, usb is different in shape and design.
Could that be the reason why the image of the old drive is not working on this drive?
please i really need some advanced help. I’ve managed to brick the nwe drive completely.
EDIT: was able to fix it by using “dd” to copy over ALL partitons from the old wd drive to the new one.